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SMSL C200: High End DAC & Headphone Amp




The SMSL C200 high-end DAC and headphone amplifier has been released.



  • 4.4mm / 6.35mm Headphone Output Jack
  • Bluetooth 5.0 Reception & Remote Control Function
  • Low Noise Power Supply & Built In AC Adapter
  • High End Chip set



  • Product model: SMSL C200
  • Output: 6.35mm headphone /4.4mm headphone / XLR / RCA
  • Output Level
    • XLR: 4.0Vrms
    • RCA: 2.0Vrms
  • Headphone Gain
    • Low-Gain: 0 dB
    • High-Gain: 11dB
  • THD+N
    • Line output: 0.0001% (-120dB)
    • Headphone out: 0.00013%(-117dB)
  • Dynamic range
    • Balanced line:126dB
    • RCA line: 125dB
    • Headphone out: 123dB
  • SNR
    • Balance line:126dB
    • RCA line:124dB
    • Headphone out: 123dB
  • Output impedance
    • Line output:100 Ω
    • Headphone out :Near 0Ω
  • Power Consumption: 5W
  • Standby power: <0.5w
  • Size: 139x32x147.5mm(WxHxD)
  • Weight: 510g /1.12ibs


4.4mm / 6.35mm Headphone Output Jack

4.4mm balanced / 6.35mm two kinds of headphone output jack which has better feel and quality, and supports.full-function remote control to meet different headphone needs.


Bluetooth 5.0 Reception & Remote Control Function

Qualcomm latest Bluetooth chip,Longer transmission distance, better sound quality!Support LDAC transmission. C200 is equipped with a new smsl remote control, which has better feel and quality, and supports.full-function remote control. It is very suitable for desktop use and its placement is more flexible.


Two Modes To Meet Your Needs

U1.1MODE AlI USB devices can be connected without driver. It can support the connection of various game. consoles, such as XBOX, PS4, PS5 and so on USB1.1 only supports up to 24bit/96kHz U2.0 MODE USB2.0 needs to install the drive when connecting to the WIN system,and supports high-standard sampling rate.


Low Noise Power Supply & Built In AC Adapter

Built-in discrete component linear power supply and multiple low-noise power supplies for analog circuits. C200 uses a built-in AC adapter. Compared with the external power supply, it does not occupy land and is beautiful.


High End Chip set

ESS technology high end d/a chip ES9038Q2M has better indicators. The distortion is as low as -120db, and the indicators of the headphone amplifier are also better. 4x high-end dual op amp OPA1612 and a large number of audio grade components. Qualcomm latest Bluetooth, chip supports LDAC 24bit/96kHz, APTX/HD, SBC, AAC. The second generation XMOS supports Native DSD512, PCM supports up to 32bit/768khz, the optical and coaxial supports Dop64.


Price & Availability

SMSL C200 is now available at Linsoul and other retailers for $219.00.